Grizzlies defeat Heat, 107-102
With the regular season winding down, the Grizzlies continued to help their playoff chances with their 12th consecutive home win, a 107-102 victory over the Heat on Wednesday, March 9. Mike Conley scored 26 points and Zach Randolph added 25 and 11 rebounds. Marc Gasol finished with 20 points and 14 boards. Box Score
- Memphis stretched its home winning streak to a season-high 12 games, the second-longest streak within a single season in franchise history… The 12-game streak is the Grizzlies’ longest since winning a franchise-record 13 consecutive home games from Feb. 8 – April 9, 2013… Memphis has now won 18 of its last 20 games at FexExForum overall.
- Memphis has now won three consecutive home games against the Heat and five of the past six games against Miami in FedExForum… The Heat lost to a Western Conference opponent for just the 15th time dating back to the start of last season… Miami was previously 45-14 against Western Conference teams during that span coming into tonight.
- Since Dec. 28, Memphis is 9-0 against opponents who are playing zero days rest in FedExForum… Coming into tonight, Miami was 10-5 on the second game of a back-to-back… The Heat lost to Brooklyn 88-87 last night in Miami.
- Miami connected on 15-of-25 three-pointers, tied for their second-most made three-pointers of the season and also tied for the most allowed by Memphis this season… Miami’s .600 mark from behind the arc was their second-highest percentage of the season and the highest three-point percentage allowed by the Grizzlies on the year.
- The Heat lost for just the fifth time in their last 61 games when connecting on double-figure three-pointers in a game… Miami was 56-4 in in their last 60 such games before tonight.
- The Grizzlies enjoyed a large advantage down low, outrebounding the Heat by 14 (41-27) and doubling up Miami in the paint 60-30… Memphis came in holding opponents to the fewest rebounds per game in the league at 39.58.
- Memphis forced Miami into 15 turnovers and coverted those 15 turnovers into 29 points, tied for the most points off turnovers by the Grizzlies this season… The Heat turned 14 Memphis turnovers into just 16 points.
- Miami, which shot .521 from the field in tonight’s game, lost for just the seventh time this season when shooting at least .500 or better from the field… Previously, they were 37-6 in such games on the year.
- Memphis tallied 107 points against Miami, who came into tonight’s game limiting opponents to 97.2 points per game, the fourth-lowest total in the NBA…The Grizzlies are now 60-8 over the past two seasons when scoring 100+ points./li>
- Tonight marked just the third time in Miami’s last 15 games that the Heat have allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point mark… On the year, Miami is just 12-19 on the season when allowing opponents to score at least 100 points.
- The Grizzlies shot .551 (43-of-78 FG) from the field in tonight’s game, their third-highest shooting percentage of the season… Memphis is now 31-5 dating back to the start of last in games in which they shoot .500 or better from the field.
Key Run of the Night
- With the game tied at 91 with 5:43 left in fourth quarter, Memphis went on a 16-4 run to take a game-high 12-point lead (107-95) over Miami with 1:27 left in the game.
- Zach Randolph tallied his 45th double-double of the season with 25 points (12-of-15 FG) and 11 rebounds… Seventeen of Randolph’s 25 points came in the first quarter and were the most points scored in the first quarter by Randolph in his career… His eight made first quarter field goals tied Mike Bibby for the most made field goals in a single quarter in Grizzlies franchise history… The 12 made field goals tied Randolph’s season high.
- Mike Conley dropped in 26 points (10-of-18 FG) along with six assists, three rebounds and two steals…Tonight was Conley’s 24th game of the season of 20+ points, extending his career-high.
- Marc Gasol also posted a double-double with 20 points (8-of-16 FG) and a season-high 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- LeBron James led all scorers with 37 points (14-of-23 FG) along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals… James has reached double-figures in 570 consecutive games, the fourth-longest such streak in NBA history.